Recently, the COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, announced she is engaged on her Facebook and Instagram profile. She met her future husband during the spring of last year. So, it took them less than nine months to get engaged. There are countless stories about people who got quickly engaged. Sandberg isn’t alone. Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni tied the knot very quickly after starting to date each other. Both were previously married or involved in a long term relationship. So they already had a solid experience with marriage.
In the case of Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni, they are still married to each other after almost eleven years now.
Some say you just know when you find your soulmate. But there are no accident I think.
In the case of Sheryl Sandberg, she was introduced to her future husband who is a CEO in the technology industry. They come from the same circle of friends and sector. It’s not different for Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni. They were also introduced to each other by a common friend.
I don’t think it’s possible to get engaged to someone you just met on Tinder or any other dating application. If you do, well, congratulations. Maybe you’re still young and full of hope. There are so exceptions. But it’s like lottery. Like we say, only fool rush in.
For those who were previously married, it’s a bit different. Because they have experience.
Yet, I know many couples who are not married with their significant other. In my company, the CEO is not married to his significant other, who is our marketing director. It’s been already three years they have been with each other. But he left his wife to be with her. So there is a painful divorce in the way.
Sometimes, the past is not very far in our love life.
In the case of Sheryl Sandberg, she lost her husband five years ago after an accident. She dated another man after that, but didn’t marry him. He was maybe her rebound relationship. Rebound relationships are ill-fated.
Besides, it may take a long time between the engagement and the marriage. Sheryl Sandberg isn’t married yet.
And there is no guarantee the marriage will last.